NVMS has been training mediators and enhancing individual conflict resolution skills for over 30 years.

NVMS designs and delivers intensive skill-based programs that prepare you to engage in conflict in a way that strengthens relationships, enhances performance, and promotes innovation.

Workshops are designed with the adult learner in mind, with a focus on using experiential exercises and practice opportunities for meaningful and enduring learning. Our trainers are subject matter experts with an average of 20 years of practice working with individuals and organizations in a variety of industries.

Certificates of Completion are provided at the end of every session. Courses are approved for continuing education credits by the Virginia Supreme Court (CME), Virginia Bar (CLE), HRCI, and SHRM.

Through our programs, you will gain the confidence to identify, prevent, and resolve conflicts before they negatively impact your organization and your life.

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Workshops are open-enrollment events that focus on specific aspects of conflict resolution such as effectively managing difficult conversations, negotiation, problem-solving, and communication.

Who should attend? Individuals and practitioners interested in enhancing their conflict resolution skills in their personal and professional lives.


Professional Certificates

Professional certificates bundle together workshops that build on each other to prepare you to act as a conflict resolution practitioner in both formal and informal roles.

Who should attend? Individuals in supervisory or management positions, ombudsman, human resource specialists, EEO specialists, and consultants.

Virginia Court Mediator Certification

Mediation certification is required for all mediators looking to accept court-referred cases in the state of Virginia. Skill-building training and mentorship will prepare you to work as a mediator within the court system.

Who should attend? Individuals interested in becoming Virginia Certified Court Mediators.

Community of Practice

Community of Practice (CoP) events provide practitioners with the opportunity to learn from others doing this work in the region. Sessions include expert panels, skill-building activities, and peer feedback opportunities.

Who should attend? Conflict resolution practitioners (mediators, facilitators, restorative justice practitioners, trainers).

Group Training

Conflict resolution skills are critical to building effective teams and healthy work environments.

Team members learn the skills to identify, prevent, and resolve conflicts before they negatively impact the team’s performance. Programs are tailored to the needs of your team.

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